Methaqualone, also known as Quaalude is a Sedative drug that also falls outside the Benzodiazepine and barbiturate classes. It was ones a popular pharmaceutical and recreational drug. It is a central nervous system depressant that triggers euphoria and drowsiness, similar to diazepam. Being high on Quaalude can also reduce heart rate and respiration and increase sexual arousal. In recent years, Quaaludes have become a focus of drug addiction.
What Is a Quaalude Today?
Quaalude’s street names include “disco biscuits” in the 1970s, with their popularity in discos and rock clubs. The nickname “ludes” is still in use today. Methaqualone was reclassified by the FDA as a Schedule I drug in the 1980s. Use has dropped in the United States but remains high elsewhere, such as in South Africa.
The Dangers of Quaaludes
Quaalude addiction is a danger for those who abuse it. In large doses, the drug can cause:
- Respiratory depression
- Sensitivity to light
- Slurred speech
- Memory loss
- Overdose (can be fatal)
This Quaalude’s effects video explains more about what the drug can do.
Aside from Quaalude’s recreational effects, withdrawal symptoms can be severe, requiring specialized drug rehab. Drug rehab centers look for muscle tremors, anxiety, irritability hyperthermia, tachycardia, nausea, hallucinations, and skin blisters common with barbiturate abuse. Difficulties with coordination and muscle control are common methaqualone long-term effects. You can buy Quaaludes online at some pharmacy like Drugmeds without any prescription.
Abruptly stopping use triggers intense withdrawal symptoms. Detoxification can take seven to ten days.1 Sedatives and antidepressants may be prescribed to ease symptoms. Inpatient treatment may be used. As with alcohol rehab, recovery is life-long, focusing on rehabilitation and avoiding substance use.
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